May 4, 2013 |
Philadelphia City Council passed a bill Thursday to allow advertising on municipal property - an idea championed by President Darrell L. Clarke to raise money without hiking taxes. The bill is just the first step, giving zoning permission and setting up a task force that would explore which buildings and other property would be appropriate for advertising and what kinds would be allowed. Ultimately, Mayor Nutter would have to sign a contract with a vendor that would seek and manage advertising.
April 29, 2013 |
ATLANTIC CITY - "Who would leave that on the beach?" Hector Guerrero was disgusted by what he saw, the 11-year-old evidently recognizing the object. His mother, wearing gloves, picked it up and threw it in a trash bag. It was a condom. Aura Alejeria, 36, of Somers Point, wasn't surprised: "Condom" was listed on a sheet on which she catalogued all the trash she had found. She and Hector were searching for debris on a mile stretch of beach Saturday along with about 100 other volunteers.
April 21, 2013 |
They don't have a name. But if they did, it might be this: Trash Walkers. That isn't a rock band or a reality-TV show, but a group of people in Cheltenham Township who, while out on their regular, healthful walk, make it a mission to search out, pick up, and dispose of all the trash they can find - everything from candy wrappers to car tires. "There's a bottle," veteran walker Bill Schwarzschild said Monday, spying a flash of curbside plastic as he began his trek along Jenkintown Road.
April 18, 2013 |
If all goes well, May 13 will come and go with Mount Laurel homeowners taking little notice of that humblest of household chores: taking out the trash. Garbage trucks will rumble through neighborhoods. Their brakes will squeal, crushers will whine, and barrels that were heavy at dawn will be empty by noon. What will be different will be the cost. Starting that day and continuing for at least three years, trash collection throughout the town will be handled not by township employees, but by a private company.
March 22, 2013 |
Committing a crime close to home can be hazardous to your freedom. Especially when you live nearby, wheel a trash can full of loot to your home, and then go back for more. A mother and her daughter returned to their Birmingham Township, Chester County, residence Tuesday afternoon to be confronted by two teenagers pointing guns at them, authorities said. When the mother ran outside, and called 911, the teenagers fled. Their freedom was short-lived. Only about 150 yards from the women's home, police found Daniel K. Walston and Alexander W. Granger at Granger's home, Chester County District Attorney Thomas Hogan said in a news release.
March 21, 2013 |
Committing a crime close to home can be hazardous to your freedom. Especially when you live nearby and wheel a trash can full of loot to your home - and then go back for more. A mother and her daughter returned to their Birmingham Township residence in Chester County on Tuesday afternoon to be confronted by two teenagers, pointing guns at them, authorities said. When the mother broke free, ran outside and called 911, the teenagers fled. Their freedom was short-lived. Only about 150 yards from the women's home, police found the suspects, Daniel K. Walston and Alexander W. Granger, at Granger's home, Chester County District Attorney Thomas Hogan said in a news release.
February 24, 2013
Sanitation workers discovered what appeared to be a grenade in the back of their truck Friday morning in the city's Kingsessing section, officials said. The object was inert, police said. The incident occurred about 9, while the workers were collecting trash in the 2000 block of South Frazier Street, officials said. After spotting the object, the workers drove the truck to the end of the block and called police. The bomb squad removed the object. - Robert Moran
January 29, 2013
AS A LIFELONG resident of this city I have seen and heard of a lot of things. What happened to me recently made me so mad that I wanted to get up and just leave this city. I received a $50 citation for putting out my trash early. Are you kidding me? The fact that the city wastes time and money on something like this is absurd. OK, so I find out that trash is not allowed out until after 7 p.m. and I put mine out around noon the day before. The reason is, I worked 2-11 that day and didn't want to have to do it at 11:30 when I got home.
January 18, 2013 |
TWO MEN who survived being shot on a SEPTA train last month testified during a preliminary hearing Thursday that the incident started as sports-trash talk but quickly escalated. Gunman Matthew Early, 18, was held for trial on two counts of attempted murder and related charges by Municipal Judge William Austin Meehan Jr., who also dropped a conspiracy-to-commit-murder charge at the request of defense attorney Jennifer Powell Mondesire. Tremaine Fortune, 35, said that while he and two friends were standing on the westbound Market-Frankford El train talking about the Dec. 12 Philadelphia 76ers-Chicago Bulls game they had just attended, Eric Early, 17, shouted for him to "Shut the f--- up, old head!
December 28, 2012 |
If every week of the year had a slogan, this week's would be: "Out with the old, in with the new. " But if you're making room for a new TV or laptop, you can't just chuck the old ones in the trash. Most electronic devices contain toxic elements like lead, mercury, silicon, and cadmium that can contaminate landfills. The plastic on the outside and the precious metals on the inside should be recycled - and might even bring in a profit for a local charity. Perhaps more important, starting Jan. 24, Pennsylvania laws will bar putting computers, monitors, laptops, keyboards, printers, or TVs in with the regular trash.